Advanced Data Analytics Playing Increasing Role in Supporting Federal
Leadership in Energy Management
LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Software, the trusted source of energy use intelligence, today
announced its participation in the first-ever pilot program to
standardize Green Button Connect My Data across federal agencies.
Working in conjunction with Schneider Electric, The Potomac Electric
Power Company (PEPCO) and The General Services Administration (GSA),
FirstFuel will now be analyzing ongoing meter data from the GSA’s
portfolio of covered facilities in Green Button Connect format, which it
will utilize to help drive large-scale efficiency in the federal sector.
This strategic initiative follows a December
2013 Presidential Memorandum, which instructed federal agencies to
incorporate the Green
Button data standard in their energy-management practices. The
General Services Administration is in a unique position to take a
leading role in this effort. Across the past three years, the GSA’s
Advanced Metering Program has resulted in a wealth of new data on the
energy performance of some of the nation’s largest buildings.
FirstFuel’s third-party data analytics provide a unique and strategic
opportunity to extract more value from this utility-metered electric
data infrastructure. Since 2012, FirstFuel has conducted remote audits
on over 100 GSA buildings, uncovering nearly $16 million in total energy
savings across 54 million square feet of commercial property.
FirstFuel’s platform also provides ongoing remote monitoring of energy
performance at a whole building-level, which helps to engage facility
managers on the impact of their efficiency actions over time. As of
April 2014, the FirstFuel platform has recorded an aggregate energy
savings of over $5 million dollars and will eventually be monitoring and
tracking nearly 10 million annual usage data points from GSA buildings
through the Green Button Connect format.
“GSA is committed to supporting the President’s green goals,”
said GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini. “Creating a more sustainable
government is vital to GSA’s mission and drives the agency’s priorities.
Adopting Green Button technology across our real estate portfolio allows
us to improve building performance and save taxpayer dollars.”
“FirstFuel remains committed to supporting The General Services
Administration, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and others
in the support of reducing energy usage in a systematic and
cost-effective manner,” said FirstFuel CEO Swap Shah. “This pilot
program demonstrates the power of strong public-private collaboration,
and has the opportunity to drive more sophisticated data analysis and
insights for the GSA and other federal agencies for years to come.”
FirstFuel CEO Swap Shah will be addressing over 500 attendees at
today's 2nd Annual White House Energy
Datapalooza, shedding light on how data is helping tackle some of our
nation's most important energy challenges.
About FirstFuel Software
FirstFuel Software is the trusted source for energy use intelligence.
FirstFuel helps customers deliver scalable energy efficiency across
their building portfolios through the Remote Building Analytics
platform, which uses advanced meter data analytics to identify, enable,
and track energy efficiency savings behind the meter in commercial
buildings - all without onsite visits or device installations. Designed
to be rapidly and cost-effectively deployed across hundreds or thousands
of commercial buildings, FirstFuel changes the scale at which the sector
can achieve its energy efficiency goals. Founded in 2009 and privately
held, FirstFuel is headquartered in Lexington, Mass. For more
information, please visit www.firstfuel.com.
Version 2.0 Communications for FirstFuel
Katie Kennedy, 617-426-2222
Source: FirstFuel Software